A writer, improviser, mental health and inclusion advocate — Mayumi wears many hats. Or one huge colourful hat. She studied Intercultural Studies and how to teach Japanese as a second language in Japan. She also took a Mental Health course in Australia, worked as a marketing text optimiser, and travelled/lived in several countries including New Zealand, England, and Switzerland.

After years of digital nomad life, Mayumi settled in Vienna, Austria, where she speaks English and Baby Deutsch.